Great Fun was in store for Robert and me and almost all the family (we missed Jacob and Cody who had to work and Ella who didn't come). Saturday was HUGE. Steve announced it was time to put the fellas to work and cut down that tree by the mail box. It took some prepping so while the men were out there, we played inside. This tree, like the one that was removed last year, had begun its decay from the inside. If you stood underneath it, you could hear it talking to you. Initially I thought it was a squirrel but it did just what the previous tree did. Altho it might have lasted another season, every storm meant more branches were on the ground. So it needed to go..as does another tree east of this one as well as one on Warwick side which is half dead. But one thing at a time!
And of course, the stylist, Scarlett, needed to paint Henry's fingernails. Beauty all around.
the boys played
Niko chillin' or warming..right where the sun comes through the skylight and warms the carpet beneath....
Finally it was time to down that tree. Hank faced his fears and shimmied right up into that tree! Sadly it was a VERY hot day!
Still in the management mode, here's Robert....
Now Steve gets into the instruction mode...
Ken lobs the guidewires...
this was one TALL tree
Dawn came out to check the progress...
It's time...Hank! get down!
I think Hank likes chain saws!
Whew! it's done and no one died!
The Mighty lumberMEN
A HUGE THANK YOU TO CONNOR FOR REPEATEDLY GOING OUT AND SNAPPING THESE PHOTOS OF THE TREE IN PROGRESS FOR ME...BECAUSE I WENT SHOPPING!
The New Hatch Batch arrived from Florida and everyone had a turn at Marius. Adorable hat was a gift from someone, can't remember who?
Everyone was able to cool off inside, and lie about for a bit. But soon it was time to head to Fujiyama's for Robert's Family retirement dinner. Cara, Sam, Peter and Kipp pulled into the parking lot right behind us. They had drive all the way in from Evansville for a one day event and left Sunday after church because they had responsibilities at home. But it was wonderful that these 4 were able and willing to come.
Time to decide on what to order and have prepared in front of us. Here's Sam...looking happy to have some real food.
Guy, Connor, Evan and Kipp
Egg in the air! Can you see it? I can!
One final pix at the restaurant..the grands giving Robert a group hug.